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Rectangular GardenSungsic Moon (1980 - )
Kukje Gallery
Unique Artwork
Acrylic on canvas

Sungsic Moon created in 2004

324 cm

112 cm

Sungsic Moon
Gimcheon, South Korea, b. 1980

As the youngest participant to exhibit in the Korean Pavilion at the 2005 Venice Biennale, Sungsic Moon has garnered a great deal of interest in the art world. In 2011, Moon held a solo exhibition of his landscape portraits at Kukje Gallery and received high acclaim from both critics and artists. The artist depicts fundamental places in contemporary landscapes based on his latent memories and experiences of childhood, generating a discussion of his personal history. His works reflect moments on time spent with acquaintances, strangers, as well as moments that are so familiar that they become overlooked. Using his thin, delicate paintbrush, Moon carefully emphasizes the sharp contours within the canvas and creates a series of drawings built on accumulation of pencil marks, which end up resembling paintings.

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Kukje Gallery

Kukje Gallery, initially founded in Seoul’s Insa-dong by chairman Hyun-Sook Lee in 1982, relocated in 1987 to its iconic K1 building in the heart of Sogyeok-dong, a neighborhood rich with historical and cultural context. Since its inception, Kukje Gallery has served as a vital cultural hub in Seoul, introducing important works by renowned modern and contemporary artists. Major solo exhibitions have showcased the work of internationally acclaimed artists including Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Anish Kapoor, Robert Mapplethorpe, Candida Höfer, Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Ugo Rondinone, Roni Horn, Jean-Michel Othoniel, and Julian Opie. At the same time, Kukje Gallery has been committed to educating collectors and institutions across the globe on Korean art history, as well as promoting the work of some of the nation’s most important artists including Wook-kyung Choi, Kim Yong-Ik, Koo Bohnchang, Ahn Kyuchul, Hong Seung-Hye, Kyungah Ham, Haegue Yang, Sungsic Moon, and Suki Seokyeong Kang. Also a regular participant in international art fairs including Art Basel, in which the gallery has taken part since 1998, Kukje Gallery remains deeply committed to establishing dialogue with international audiences previously unacquainted with Korean art. Equally as important, Kukje Gallery supports important postwar Korean artists including Kwon Young-Woo, Park Seo-Bo, Ha Chong-Hyun, and Lee Ufan. Internationally recognized as the leading champion of “Dansaekhwa (also known as the Korean Monochrome),” Kukje Gallery has introduced these seminal artists into the global art scene. As Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2015, the gallery mounted an unprecedented exhibition of Dansaekhwa artists, celebrating these important figures and providing essential context to recognize their historical contributions. The following year, the gallery launched another special exhibition in collaboration with the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels, titled When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction. In 2018, Shanghai’s Powerlong Museum presented Korean Abstract Art: Kim Whanki and Dansaekhwa, the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of Korean abstract art to be held in China, which established a platform for continued dialogue on the aesthetic impact and ongoing importance of Dansaekhwa internationally.

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Rectangular GardenSungsic Moon (1980 - )
Kukje Gallery
Unique Artwork
Acrylic on canvas


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